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  1. #1
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    Has anyone lost domain(s) due to delinquent registrar?

    I've come close a few times before, but this time it looks pretty bleak.

    Every time it has involved a name won through SnapNames.

    Just wondered how common a problem it might be.
    "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in!"

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    Did you get that DomainMonkeys thing sorted out?

    Did you check that site I provided?
    "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in!"

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    Originally posted by doughmein
    Did you get that DomainMonkeys thing sorted out?

    geee
    The name itself should have given you a hint.
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    Originally posted by Domo Sapiens
    The name itself should have given you a hint.
    HEE HAW!!!

    (you're right though)
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    I think I warned people here about them... what... 5 years ago?

    So you spent 10 months trying to get a transfer out?
    The only reseller brave enough to post prices: TheNameStore.com

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    Originally posted by JuniperPark
    So you spent 10 months trying to get a transfer out?
    Who're you asking, and where'd you get that timeline from?

    My issue isn't with DomainMonkeys.
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    Got my domain back.

    Persistence DOES pay off!

    Nobody's going to rip off my domain if I can help it, though it did take a lot of legwork.

    ZERO thanks to ICANN's "complaint department" which must be an empty office.
    "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in!"

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    How did you manage to get it back?

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    As it turns out, the registrar is a reseller of Directi. With me it was a password issue. However the reseller was and still is a total non-responder. Initially I got mixed information from Directi that they were in fact related.

    I made one final plea, and Directi customer service was able to change the password for me and I can access the control panel. The domain is now expired but I can still manage it -- and am in the process of transferring it.
    "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in!"

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    Congrats!

    Did Directi take any action against the reseller?

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    Originally posted by atlas
    Did Directi take any action against the reseller?
    Not that I'm aware of and I doubt they will.

    But I will say Directi's customer service is excellent and very fast. Kudos to them for that.
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    Well I finally did hear from ICANN, at least that they've forwarded my complaint to the %$#@ registrar.

    Which I think seems to have riled them (the registrar) at least a bit as they've emailed me twice with the info I had requested a month and a half ago.

    Yet -- their address is nothing close to the support address given at the registrar homepage -- which is still rather alarming.

    AND YES THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SNAPNAMES-RELATED PSEUDO-REGISTRARS!
    "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in!"

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    Aside from registerfly, I just lost 3 country code domains. One I was able to get back after the redemption period only because the new owner agreed to sell it to me(at reg fee).

    The registrar was involved in political turmoil & was not offering support or billing for 4 months.

    My fault, as I should have names I like out at least 2 years.

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    Domains like Investments carry "Country Risk"
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